3 Killed In Kane County Crash, Several Road Incidents Reported Tuesday
Three people died as a result of a head on crash Tuesday evening in Kane County. According to the Utah Highway Patrol, the crash happened near milepost 41 about 22 miles southeast of Kanab on Highway 89 at about 5:30pm. A white Honda SUV was traveling in the south-east bound lanes and encountered slushy conditions. The driver of the Honda lost control of the vehicle and drifted in to the north-west bound lanes and the vehicle collided head on with a red Nissan Altima. A 46 year old female was driving the Altima and was pronounced dead at the scene. The 16 year old front seat passenger of the Altima was transported to a hospital where they later succumbed to the injuries sustained in the crash. A 64 year old second row passenger of the Honda SUV was also pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.
The driver of the SUV was eventually flown to a regional hospital where they were listed in critical condition. The front seat passenger of the SUV was transported to a local hospital in an unknown condition. Initial investigation indicates that the front seat seat passenger in the Altima, and the second row passenger from the SUV were not wearing seat belts. While the weather conditions may have been a contributing factor to the crash, initial reports indicate that impairment was not a contributing factor.
In the meantime, several incidents were reported during the day on Interstate 15 south of Cedar City. Two wrecks happened within 10 minutes on the same stretch of I-15 about 20 miles south of Cedar City. Around 7:50 a.m. a hit-and-run driver lost control and hit a Honda Pilot driven by a 61-year-old Cedar City man who wasn't hurt. Ten minutes later, a 52-year-old Washington County man driving a GMC pickup lost control and rolled the truck. Then, shortly after 3:30 p.m., a 31-year-old Texas man in a Honda Civic hydroplaned, crossed all three travel lanes, off the right shoulder and down an embankment. He and a eight-year-old girl both were wearing seat belts and neither was injured.